Canadians are angry with the United States after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou bail hearing

 Canadians are angry with the United States after Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou bail hearing

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On October 10, British Columbia Supreme Court of Canada continued to hold bail hearings for Huawei CFO Ms. Meng Wanzhou. The judge said that the hearing would continue on the 11th, because the court did not reach a conclusion on that day.

With the end of the 10-day trial of the Meng Wanzhou case, more and more Canadian media and netizens began to pay attention to the case. Although Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau said there was no political involvement, many Canadians have become more aware of the political effects of the incident and the potential negative impact on Sino-Canadian relations. At the same time, they argued that Canada should not be manipulated by the United States.

Media: Huawei Incident is just the tip of the iceberg of technological nationalism

Canadian Globe and Mail commented on the 10th that Canada is about to decide whether Huawei will participate in the 5G system construction. This case will have a direct impact on Canada and Chinas broader bilateral relations.

The author believes that the detention of Huawei CFO reflects the technological competition between China and the United States. In this new stage of competition, the United States has redefined a broader range of technology sectors: artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing and biopharmaceuticals. The United States wants to limit and counter China in these sectors. In the cold waters of technological nationalism, Huawei and its 5G technology are just the tip of a huge iceberg.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) points out that the case of Meng Wanzhou may shake Canadian enterprises. Some in the Canadian business community have spoken publicly about the consequences.

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng urgently summoned the Canadian Ambassador to China last week and pointed out that China strongly urged Canada to release the detainees immediately and effectively safeguard the legitimate and legitimate rights and interests of the parties concerned. Otherwise, serious consequences will inevitably occur, and the Canadian side will bear full responsibility for this.

Brian Kingston, Vice President of Policy of the Canadian Business Council, told the media that there is no ceiling on the consequences mentioned by the Chinese side, which has caused considerable concern in the business community, believing that it will bring enormous uncertainty to Canadian enterprises operating in China. However, CBC also said that so far, the Canadian Rape Commission, the Lobster Commission and the Pork Commission*have not been informed of any changes affecting exports to China.

Canadian netizens leave messages

Canadian Netizens: Should not be involved in the pawn of the United States

Not only do Canadian media believe that Huawei is the victim of technological nationalism in the United States, but also in the eyes of Canadian netizens, the Canadian side is not the victim of American manipulation of the world. In the commentary area of relevant news, many Canadian netizens left messages saying that they should not be involved in the case to be pawns for the United States. Some people also expressed their disgust at the American practice.

Ms. Meng should be released on bail today, but the judge is apparently overwhelmed by the scale of the international impact of the case, said Ken Godfrey, a netizen. The Canadian netizen also hopes that Meng will be released on bail the next day. Keith Stanley also stood up to Meng Wanzhou and said, If the United States requests the extradition of murder suspects, then Canada has the obligation to extradite wanted persons. But as far as Mengs case is concerned, it is not clear whether she has violated Canadian law or international law. In fact, it seems that Americans are politically motivated to ask for Mengs extradition. If so, she should be sent back to China.

There are also Canadian netizens who are worried about the future development of Canadian-Canadian relations. The Canadian approach is undoubtedly to pour cold water on any free trade negotiations between the two countries, Tom said bluntly. Gordon Raymond also complained: Canada has taken all the risks in this matter, but has not seen Mrs. Meng violate Canadian law. This will only hurt the trade relations between Canada and China.

There are variables in the future of Sino-Canadian relations, and many Canadian netizens are annoyed by the originator of the United States. The credibility and dignity of the United States is at an all-time low. We must assess Canadas legal liability to the United States very carefully. It is unwise to be drawn into the whirlpool of American manipulation and intervention. Canada must remain neutral until the United States can provide strong and credible evidence. Netizen David Sutton makes a rational analysis. However, another netizen, Brian Bailey, was less polite: Im really angry with the United States, theyve got Canada in trouble. This is the chaos caused by the United States. Why do we have to do dirty work for them? Mengs evening boat should be released to the Chinese Embassy and handled directly by the United States and China.

Again, we have become the pawns of the game in which the United States controls the world, netizen Kidd said sadly. The United States uses us as a weapon against the Chinese. Ironically, assuming that Canada is a true defender of human rights, it is also under the condition that the master gives orders and slaves must obey them.

Source: Overseas Network Responsible Editor: Han Jiapeng_NN9841